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Bill Haslam Calling for Increased Security at National Guard Locations

The volunteer guard effort outside military recruitment offices viewed as a stop gap effort until politicians react to last week’s Chattanooga rampage. Governor Bill Haslam is calling for stepped up security at National Guard locations. He’s also seeking to relax … Continue reading

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DesJarlais Plans Bill After Death of Marines

U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais announced Friday that he’ll introduce legislation Monday that would allow military personnel who have received firearms training to carry them on military installations. “Like so many in Tennessee and across our nation, I am heartbroken, angered … Continue reading

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Murfreesboro Lawyer Raises Over 700k for Campaign

A Murfreesboro lawyer who will challenged 4th District Republican Scott DesJarlais in next year’s Republican primary says he’s raised nearly three quarters of a million dollars for the campaign. Grant Starrett says his Federal Election Commission report due July 15th … Continue reading

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DesJarlais, Who Supported Ex-Wife’s Abortions, Votes for Abortion Ban

The Tennessee Republican congressman who supported his ex-wife’s decision to get two abortions was among those who voted in favor of a ban on most late-term abortions. Republican U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, a Jasper physician, was one of 242 House … Continue reading

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Activist Starrett to Challenge DesJarlais in GOP Primary

A Republican activist from Murfreesboro is announcing a challenge to scandal-plagued U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais in next year’s GOP primary in the 4th Congressional District. Grant Starrett, a former staffer on former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign, said he … Continue reading

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Party Fails to Recommend Sherrell for Chairman

A Tennessee democratic party screening committee has failed to recommend former Monteagle congressional candidate Lenda Sherrell for the chairman’s post. Sherrell offered her candidacy last week, saying her election effort earlier this month gave her insight on grass roots organizational … Continue reading

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Lenda Sherrell may Run for Party Chairman

Unsuccessful 4th District Congressional candidate Lenda Sherrell says she might seek the Chairman’s post of the demoralized and defeated Tennessee Democratic Party. The retired Monteagle accountant ran a spirited but losing effort last week to unseat incumbent Rep. Scott DesJarlais. … Continue reading

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